Verizon Wireless’ latest release of VZ Navigator 5.0 has taken mobile GPS navigation to a whole new level. They have integrated the VZN service with Facebook, what this means is you can update your status from the app, and even share your locations with friends. This is an option of course, you don’t have to share your location when you post to your FB status.
On the other end of things, they have enabled a Roadside Assistance service. You can send your location to a dispatcher who will send out help much faster then in the past.
VZ Navigator 5.0 is available today on select smartphones and handsets, including the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, LG enV TOUCH, HTC Touch Pro2 and Samsung Omnia. More device support will be added in the coming weeks. If you already use VZ Navigator you should be getting a message to upgrade to the new version. Download it from the Get It Now/Media Center and VZ Start or can add the feature through My Verizon.
The price, including continuous map updates and points of interest (not including downloads) is $9.99 a month for unlimited access or $2.99 for a one-day/24-hour.
Other new features of VZ Navigator 5.0: